Missouri Higher Education Core Transfer Curriculum (CORE 42)

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Central Methodist University is participating in the Missouri Core Curriculum Transfer Act (Missouri Senate Bill 997). Commonly referred to as CORE 42, the Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer Curriculum is a recommended lower-division core curriculum of at least forty-two semester credit hours that was developed by the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE).

Missouri's CORE 42 is a statewide general education course of study intended to ensure graduates possess a common core of college-level knowledge and skills distributed across the broad Knowledge Areas of: Communications, Humanities & Fine Arts, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, and Social & Behavioral Sciences.

CORE 42 Transfer Guidelines

CORE 42 was also established to facilitate the transfer of those academic credits among other public and participating private institutions of higher education in the State of Missouri.

Students may transfer MOTR courses in one of three ways:

  • Students who complete the Associate of Arts degree and transfer to another public or participating private institution of higher education shall have completed all lower-division general education requirements at the receiving institution. Students shall receive full credit, including any prerequisites or requirements in the major, for all MOTR courses transferred. The receiving institution cannot require the student take additional lower-division general education courses. A student may, however, have to take additional lower-division courses to fulfill program or institutional requirements.

  • Students who complete the CORE 42, at any public or participating independent institution of higher education, shall be considered as having completed all lower-division general education requirements at a receiving institution. Students shall receive full credit, including any prerequisites or requirements in the major, for all MOTR courses transferred. The receiving institution cannot require the student take additional lower-division general education courses. A student may, however, have to take additional lower-division courses to fulfill program or institutional requirements.

  • Students who complete individual MOTR courses that comprise the CORE 42 are guaranteed to transfer one-to-one among all public and participating independent colleges and universities in Missouri.

NOTE: Courses that do not have the CORE 42 designation may still transfer, but students are encouraged to check the transfer equivalency website of the institution to which they plan to transfer in order to be sure.

CORE 42 Transfer Courses

Coming June 2019

Additional Information

CMU's Office of the Registrar: 660-248-6265 or registrar@centralmethodist.edu

Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) Core Transfer Curriculum website: https://dhe.mo.gov/core42.php

Course Transfer Tracker: This tool is used to see how general education courses will transfer to other public institutions in Missouri. This tool is continually updated; however, it is always best to check with your receiving institution to ensure that you are enrolling in the appropriate courses. https://journeytocollege.mo.gov/finish/transfer-credit/core-42/